How Much Do You Know About Libya?

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  • 1. 

    Libya is located in the northern part of

    • A.

      Africa

    • B.

      Asia

    • C.

      South America

    • D.

      Europe

    Correct Answer
    A. Africa
    Explanation
    Libya is located in the northern part of Africa. It is a country situated in the Maghreb region in North Africa. It shares borders with several African countries such as Egypt, Sudan, Chad, Niger, Algeria, and Tunisia. Libya's geographical location in Africa is well-known and is an important factor in understanding its history, culture, and geopolitical significance within the African continent.

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  • 2. 

    Libyans were accused of supporting terrorists and the U.S. banned shipments of oil from Libya in what year?

    • A.

      1969

    • B.

      1982

    • C.

      2005

    Correct Answer
    B. 1982
    Explanation
    In 1982, the U.S. banned shipments of oil from Libya due to the accusation that Libyans were supporting terrorists. This action was taken as a measure to put pressure on Libya and discourage their alleged involvement in terrorist activities.

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  • 3. 

    U.S. resumed shipments of oil from Libya in what year?

    • A.

      1982

    • B.

      1995

    • C.

      2005

    Correct Answer
    C. 2005
    Explanation
    In 2005, the U.S. resumed shipments of oil from Libya. This suggests that there was a period of time when oil shipments from Libya to the U.S. were halted or significantly reduced. The resumption of oil shipments in 2005 could be attributed to various factors such as improved diplomatic relations between the two countries, stabilization of the political situation in Libya, or an increase in oil production in the country.

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  • 4. 

    Gadhafi came to power in what year?

    • A.

      1942

    • B.

      1969

    • C.

      1978

    Correct Answer
    B. 1969
    Explanation
    Gadhafi came to power in 1969. This marked the beginning of his rule as the leader of Libya. He led a military coup that overthrew King Idris and established a new government. Gadhafi's rule lasted for over four decades until he was overthrown and killed during the Libyan Revolution in 2011.

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  • 5. 

    Gadhafi's faith is ...

    • A.

      Christian

    • B.

      Muslim

    • C.

      Buddhist

    Correct Answer
    B. Muslim
    Explanation
    Gadhafi's faith is Muslim because his name and background indicate that he is likely to be a follower of Islam. Gadhafi is a common Muslim surname, and it is known that Muammar Gadhafi, the former leader of Libya, was a devout Muslim. Additionally, Libya is predominantly a Muslim country, further supporting the conclusion that Gadhafi's faith is Muslim.

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  • 6. 

    Gadhafi turned Libya into a socialist state when he took power

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Gadhafi, the former leader of Libya, implemented socialist policies and turned Libya into a socialist state after coming into power. This involved nationalizing industries, redistributing wealth, and implementing state control over various aspects of the economy. This decision to adopt socialism was a significant shift in Libya's political and economic system under Gadhafi's rule.

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  • 7. 

    Gadhafi's family is Beduoin and, in the Beuoin tradition, he likes to erect a large tent in which to stay whenever he travels.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the given correct answer, which is True, is that Gadhafi's family is Bedouin and, according to Bedouin tradition, they like to erect a large tent whenever they travel. This suggests that Gadhafi also follows this tradition and enjoys staying in a large tent during his travels.

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  • 8. 

    The capital of Libya is

    • A.

      Tripoli

    • B.

      Madagascar

    • C.

      Basil

    Correct Answer
    A. Tripoli
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Tripoli. Tripoli is the capital of Libya. It is located in the northwestern part of the country, along the Mediterranean Sea. Tripoli is the largest city in Libya and serves as the political and administrative center of the country. It has a rich history and is known for its ancient ruins, vibrant markets, and beautiful architecture.

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  • 9. 

    Gadhafi considers himself an enemy of al Qaeda

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Gadhafi views himself as an adversary of al Qaeda. This implies that Gadhafi does not support or align with the goals and ideologies of the terrorist organization.

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  • 10. 

    The United States government supports the rebels who are taking control of Libya and forcing Gadhafi from power.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement implies that the United States government is providing support to the rebels in Libya who are trying to overthrow Gadhafi and take control of the country. This support could come in various forms, such as military aid, financial assistance, or diplomatic backing. The statement suggests that the US government is actively involved in the conflict and is aligned with the rebels' goals.

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